Last day.

I hear Sadie moving around upstairs.  It is 6:30 a.m.  Today is her last day of high school.  I reminded her of this last night.  She didn’t want me to say it.

Moving forward is a bit scary.  It is scary for all of us.  She is a wonderful girl and a wonderful student.

This photo was taken the morning of Sadie’s first day in high school.  So much has changed since then.  It is odd to think that I won’t have a child waking up in this house and going to school next fall.  That is a first since 1994.  Tonight is the Baccalaureate.  Let the final days begin.

I will try hard to stay in the moment.  I am getting better and better at that.  This weekend someone asked me if I am sad that Sadie is graduating.  No, I am not.  I am always happy with each step.  There are many things that we need to do this week.  I’m not a fan of having a lot of things to do, but I am very happy for my girl.

I am trying to teach her to stay in the moment.  I told her to enjoy everything.  Even the things that annoy her.  I told her, in the words of Seals and Crofts, “We may never pass this way again.”  This is the last time to be together with this group of people.  Be kind to everyone.  Leave everyone and everything on a good note.  She gets it.  I’m proud of her.

Find a moment in your schedule to say a prayer for the class of 2012.  Pray they all arrive safely at the next step on their journeys.

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